This just made my day.
This reminds me of when Steve Jobs tried to acquire Dropbox, and told Drew Houston that Dropbox was a feature, not a product.
If search is too, that is a major problem for Google.
via Ben Brooks
With its new courier service, Uber is going after the big boys. With the logistical expertise it has built up over the past four years of perfecting its ride-sharing platform, Uber is sketching the outlines for a challenge to the Amazons, eBays, and Googles of the world, hoping to win a much larger war for same-day delivery.
Fascinating stuff. Whoever gets grocery delivery right first will definitely be getting my money.
Our right to free speech entitles us to be vocally outraged, to encourage others to boycott Firefox,2 or to call for his firing. What Mozilla pressures or forces him to do as a result is solely their decision and their problem, and has nothing to do with anyone’s free speech — it’s a business decision.
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
Instead, the restaurant makes the menu longer instead of figuring out how to make even one dish worth traveling across town for. We add many slides to our presentation before figuring out how to utter a single sentence that will give the people in the room chills or make them think. We confuse variety and range with quality.
Being a generalist, this really hits home.
This would be one answer to why Apple’s recent hires of ‘wearables experts’ sound a bit like a team for a hospital device rather than a watch, measuring various quite technical things - because Apple plans to enable such devices, not try to pack every single one into its own device.
Great piece by Ben Evans, but I disagree with this conclusion. Apple has already enabled many such apps through the Core Motion APIs, but the main limitation is where all these inputs live. To provide meaningful data for Healthbook apps, Apple needs to have their own wearable sensors.
Go ahead, say it out loud. The internet is a utility. There, you’ve just skipped past a quarter century of regulatory corruption and lawsuits that still rage to this day and arrived directly at the obvious conclusion. Internet access isn’t a luxury or a choice if you live and participate in the modern economy, it’s a requirement.